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Baby Care

From changing diapers to bathing and grooming, baby care articles offer guidelines and advice for keeping your baby healthy and happy. Learn all about proper baby care to promote infant health.

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Have you read every baby book and magazine? Caring for a newborn is an around-the-clock job. Discover ways to bond with your baby and aid in the development of your baby's self-esteem.


Rockabye Baby in a Smart Crib From Ford

Parents put down your keys and put your newborn to bed--in a concept crib from Ford. The car company has designed a smart crib that mimics your baby's favorite ride. See more »

Baby Body Monitors Have Little Benefit for Healthy Infants, Say Experts

Vital signs monitors for babies may seem helpful, or least they can't hurt, but some scientists warn they are of little use and exacerbate parental fears. See more »

A Lifesaving Cup for When Babies Can't Nurse

Lots of babies can't nurse, whether it's because of their own health issues or those affecting the mother. A new $1 feeding cup could change that common scenario. See more »

More Babies Are Sleeping in Boxes — and That's a Good Thing

In Finland, the government issues every newborn a cardboard box to sleep in. Now the "baby box" maternity package is revolutionizing global public health. See more »

Ain't That Some 'Shhh': Doc Reveals New Method for Quieting Crying Babies

It's practically the holy grail of infant care, and now, conveniently, it's on YouTube. See more »

Books for Babies

The most important gift you can give your baby is to read aloud to him or her. See recommended books for babies by age to learn how to choose and use books with your little one. See more »

Babies get the hiccups relatively frequently. Learn what to do if newborns get the hiccups in this article. See more »

Baby of the Day Image Gallery

These pictures of Baby of the Day contest participants are some of the cutest babies around. See the finalists and runners up from the Baby of the Day contest. See more »

Baby of the Day Pictures

These baby pictures showcase HowStuffWorks's Baby of the Day. Which baby is your favorite? Take a look our baby pictures to get started. See more »

Are cloth diapers or disposable diapers safer for my child?

Cloth diapers versus disposable diapers have been a topic of debate since disposables were introduced to the market. They both have pros and cons, but which one is safer? See more »